11th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications

Research Article

iBtryMntr: Experimental Study of Power Consumption Characteristics for Wireless Multimedia Communication Apps in iOS Devices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-6-2018.2276546,
        author={Aarti Gokhale and Wei Wang and Gaurish Deuskar},
        title={iBtryMntr: Experimental Study of Power Consumption Characteristics for Wireless Multimedia Communication Apps in iOS Devices},
        proceedings={11th EAI International Conference on Mobile Multimedia Communications},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={MOBIMEDIA},
        year={2018},
        month={9},
        keywords={wireless multimedia communications power consumption ios apps},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-6-2018.2276546}
    }
    
  • Aarti Gokhale
    Wei Wang
    Gaurish Deuskar
    Year: 2018
    iBtryMntr: Experimental Study of Power Consumption Characteristics for Wireless Multimedia Communication Apps in iOS Devices
    MOBIMEDIA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-6-2018.2276546
Aarti Gokhale1, Wei Wang2,*, Gaurish Deuskar1
  • 1: Intel Corporation
  • 2: San Diego State University
*Contact email: wwang@mail.sdsu.edu

Abstract

With the popularity of multimedia communication applications over smart mobile devices, the power consumption mitigation issue becomes increasingly important. However there is little insight that comes from iOS software app developers towards designing power-friendly wireless multimedia communication apps, due to the fact that measuring power consumption of a given multimedia app typically requires costly third party hardware. In this work we address this problem by developing a power monitoring app tool iBtryMntr that is designed for developers to monitor the power consumption of a multimedia app for any scenario. We also conduct a comprehensive experimental measurement study of various multimedia apps with respect to their power consumption and network traffic patterns in iOS systems, and come up with interesting observations with respect to the interactions between them. We provide several insightful observations to iOS app developers which could help them closely work with low level features like network traffic patterns and calibrate their multimedia communication app for maximum power saving benefits.